Suisun City resident Ryan J. Moore pleaded not guilty in a Solano County Courtroom Tuesday on charges realated to the shooting death of his friend last year.
Moore was ordered to stand trial after a probable-cause hearing revealed that "he had been drinking that evening and was upset over a recent breakup when the shooting occurred," according to the Vacaville Reporter.
The 33-year old Suisun City man was arrested on suspicion of murdering Bettina Brown, 41, on Stellar Way.
Brown was found dead inside the home in a bedroom. Circumstances surrounding the shooting were still under investigation, [Cmdr. Tim] Mattos said Wednesday. Mattos said he couldn’t confirm where the victim was struck or how many times.
Moore was taken into custody shortly after the shooting. The presumed murder weapon, a .22-calibre rifle, was located Wednesday morning outside the house where the shooting took place.
Moore's defense argued that the shooting was accidental.